FILM SONGS IN RAG BIHAG

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General discussion of Bihag

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Ai Dil Beqarar Kyun
Film - Shahjehan
Year - 1946
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - K.L. Saigal
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Comments - This is a pretty good example of Bihag


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Banke Chakori Gori, Jhum Jhum Nachegi
Film - Hum Matwale Naujahan
Year - 1961
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Chitragupta
Singer(s) - Mukesh
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Boliye Surili Boliyan
Film - Grih Pravesh
Year - 1980
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Kanu Roy
Singer(s) - Bhupinder, Sulakshana Pandit
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Comments - This is generaly a pretty good example of Bhihag.  It does occasionally go out of rag but the basic chaiya of Bihag is fairly well displayed.


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Chalenge Tir Jab Dil Par
Film - Kohinoor
Year - 1960
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi
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Comments - Although this is a nice song, it is possibly not the best example of Bihag.  The basic chaiya is not really displayed clearly.  Furthermore there is a lot of mixing of non-bihag elements.  However the basic Pakad of Pa M� Ga Ma Ga is displayed enough that we can consider this song to be Bihag-ish


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Hamare Dil Se Na Jana, Dhokha Na Khana
Film - Udan Khatola
Year - 1955
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar
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Comments - Not the best example of Bihag


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Koi Gata, Main So Jata
Film - Alaap
Year - 1977
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Jaidev
Singer(s) - Yesudas
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Comments - This is NOT a good example of Bihag.


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Meri Ladli Re, Meri Ladli
Film - Andaaz
Year - 1949
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Naushad
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar and Chorus
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Suhani Beriya Beeti Jay
Film - Milan
Year - 1946
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Anil Biswas
Singer(s) - Parul Ghosh
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Comments - This is actually a mixture of Hamir and Bihag.  One might almost think of this as Hamir with the "Pa M� Ga Ma Ga" quality of Bihag thrown in.  One certainly would not want to use this as an exercise in teaching either Hamir or Bihag, but it is really quite nice to listen to.


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Tere Pyar Mein Dildar
Film - Mere Mehboob
Year - 1963
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Singer(s) - Music Director(s) - Naushad
Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/7/752.html
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Comments - This is a pretty good example of Bihag.  True, it does take some "liberties" here and there, but by Bollywood standards it does not stray far from Bihag


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Tere Sur Aur Mere Geet
Film - Goonj Uthi Shahanai
Year - 1959
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Dadra
Music Director(s) - Vasant Desai
Singer(s) - Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/7/725.html
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Comments - This is a fairly good example of Bihag.


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Yeh Kya Jagah Hai Doston
Film - Umrao Jaan
Year - 1981
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - Khaiyam
Singer(s) - Asha Bhosle
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/9/969.html
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Comments - Don't use this to try and figure out the structure of Bihag.  It is a nice song, but not a particularly good example of Bihag.  It just barely has enough element of Bihag to be included in this list.


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Zindagi Ke Safar Men Guzar Jate Hain Jo Makam
Film - Aap Ki Kasam
Year - 1974
Rag - Bihag
Tal - Kaherava
Music Director(s) - R.D. Burman
Singer(s) - Kishore Kumar
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Lyrics - http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~navin/india/songs/isongs/2/248.html
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Comments - If you are seriously trying to get a handle on Bihag, look elsewhere.


 


 

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